HC Deb 30 July 1835 vol 29 cc1249-50
Mr. Tooke

said, it had been intimated to him that some determination had been come to, by his Majesty in Council, respecting the proposed charter to the University of London: he begged to ask the Attorney-General what was proposed to be done in pursuance of the answer of his Majesty to the Address of this House?

The Attorney-General

said, that in answer to the hon. Member, he had to state, that with the sanction of his Majesty's Government he bad prepared two Charters, which he hoped would be in complete concurrence with the Address from this House, and with his Majesty's gracious answer. One of these Charters was to the University of London—not as a University but as a College; it being proposed that it should be called the London University College. No power, however, of granting academical degrees, was to be conferred by this Charter; it would only enable that body to conduct all their own affairs, in the same way as they had hitherto done. The other Charter was for the purpose of establishing a Metropolitan University, with power to grant academical degrees to those who should study at the London University College, or at any similar institution which his Majesty might please hereafter to name.

Subject dropped.